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at grocery stores or imposed fees for using them. at issue is their effect on the environment. >> reporter: you won't find blastic bags at the checkout counter at bob's market in southern california. they are banned in 50 cities and counties across the state. francine shops with her own reusable bag and wants more communities to enforce similar bans. >> if they went through a garbage dump or a trash site and saw what was going on they would think twice about it. >> reporter: supporters of the ban say plastic bags crowd land fills, pollute streets and waterways and threaten marine life. where plastic is banned like here in santa monica, stores go through piles of paper bags. those also take a toll on the environment but about 50% do get recycled. that's compared to about 5% of plastic bags. but manufacturers say banning the bags is unfair. >> the amount of litter nationally that plastic bags produce is less than half of 1%. >> reporter: marine scientis is with the advocacy group heal the bay and says in los angeles plastic bags make up closer to 25%. >> litter on the streets gets washed thr
is made, how it's helped the environment and so on. >> reporter: chris, residents can use this, too? >> yes. and a lot of watering companies give rebates to cover part of the cost of the controller. >> reporter: so if you want a savings on your water, no more waste, it's not acceptable, visit you was at cbssf.com and look up hydropoint. michelle and frank, this is like a smartphone but matter is watering. you know what i'm saying? >> we got it. thank you, roberta. >>> well, when we come back, "people" magazine makes its most anticipated announcement of the year. who is 2012's sexiest? we'll tell you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, smoke. >>> well well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with celery. but let's talk about selection. when you buy your celery, green from top to bottom very important. the leaves up here, free from any yellowing whatsoever and it's got to be squeaky when you squeeze it. that's also very important. when you bring them home store them in the refrigerator right away. now, even though it looks hardy, store it for two or three days. that's it. buy it and
the environment. >> when you burn it, there is a 30% reduction in particulate matter and 20% reduction in carbon monoxide and 10% reduction in total hydrocarbon. >> reporter: the price is the same as regular diesel. $4.23 a gallon. but after the splashy news conference and after the biofuel folks left, it seems the vallejo franchise didn't get the memo. they dropped their diesel price, under cutting the new bio deal by 16 cents. the new pumps sat alone hour after hour until finally lucy made history as a first person to purchase. >> do you know you are making history today? >> no. >> reporter: lucy was shy but number two jim purcell wasn't. he loaded his ram truck up with $100 of the stuff. he doesn't care if it comes from algae. >> i've run corn oil in this thing. that's the reason i bought a diesel. >> reporter: it is approved for use in all diesel engines without restrictions. >> it kind of smells like salad, sort of. well if you want some of this, hussle on down because the company said this is only a 0- day trial period to test the market. in redwood city, don ford, cbs 5. >> smells like sa
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